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Transfer Students

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies specializes in undergraduate degree-completion programs for transfer students. Few of our undergraduate students take all of their courses at the University of Richmond; most transfer coursework from local community colleges or prior college experience.

We offer a convenient and liberal transfer policy in conjunction with our residency requirements—bachelor’s degree applicants can transfer up to 60 semester hours of credit into the School.

We also offer several alternative ways to earn college credit. Our student advisors will assist you in evaluating unofficial transcripts to determine transfer courses and additional avenues for earning credit. Official transcripts are required for an admission decision to be made.

Delays in transcript submission are our most frequent cause of delayed admission decisions.

Prospective transfer students are strongly encouraged to request transcripts for all college-level work attempted as early as possible to avoid lengthy delays. Be aware that college and university registrars may be unable to process transcript requests during school holidays or during peak enrollment and graduation periods.

In addition to a liberal transfer policy, the School has specific articulation agreements guaranteeing undergraduate admission. Details for these agreements appear below.

Articulation Agreement with John Tyler Community College

This articulation agreement is designed to ensure that students who have matriculated at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) can easily transition into a bachelor’s degree completion program at the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS). It is the intent of this agreement to ensure continuity from the community college program to the appropriate curriculum of study at SPCS with maximum transferability of college credits.

The full text of this agreement may be viewed in PDF format.

JTCC Associate Degree Graduates

SPCS guarantees acceptance of any student from JTCC who has completed an Associate of Applied Arts, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Sciences degree, and who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 out of a possible 4.0 GPA from all college work attempted.

SPCS offers year-round rolling admissions; however, there are certain deadlines to meet for students applying for financial aid. This guarantee assumes that there are no other factors in a student’s academic or personal record that might prevent acceptance to programs in SPCS. Transfer students from JTCC will be required to complete any unfilled SPCS general education requirements. (Note: The GPA earned at JTCC does not transfer, only the academic credits. When calculating eligibility for General Honors at graduation, only academic grades earned in the SPCS program will be considered, in accordance with University policy.)

Transfer Courses from Other Institutions

Courses offered in transfer from other institutions will be evaluated for acceptance provided the work was taken at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a recognized regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the course work is completed. A grade or equivalent of C (2.0) or better must have been earned in each course accepted for transfer. Course work accepted in transfer from JTCC and other institutions shall be applied to specific degree requirements subject to the discretion of SPCS. Additionally, students with credits, in which a grade of C or higher is obtained, from non-traditional educational institutions and curricula such as military experience, police and fire academies, will receive consideration for credit in courses that correspond to requirements of degree programs offered by SPCS, as applicable. Guidelines of the American Council on Education (ACE) will be followed in evaluating these courses.

Once admitted to a program, transfer work will be accepted only with prior approval. No transfer work will be accepted during the final semester before graduation. CLEP exams are considered transfer credits.

Up to 60 credits can be transferred into the bachelor’s degree.

  • Pass/Fail Designation—SPCS generally does not accept credits earned with a Pass/No Pass designation.
  • Official Transcripts Required—No transfer credit shall be formally accepted or recorded until the University has received an official transcript directly from the records office of each institution that offered the course work. If course work is being transferred from more than one institution, a transcript must be received from each institution.
Non-Native English Speakers and Experiences

Students whose native language is not English, or whose collegiate level or secondary level instruction was not English, must also earn a score of at least 500 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before admission to or enrollment in SPCS. The University may require an additional evaluation for language proficiency through testing or individual interviews for students with TOEFL scores near the minimum score. Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 or www.toefl.org.

Eligible Transfer Programs

Programs at the University of Richmond that are covered by this agreement include:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Articulation Agreement with J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

This articulation agreement is designed to ensure that students who have matriculated at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (RCC) can easily transition into a bachelor’s degree completion program at the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS). It is the intent of this agreement to ensure continuity from the community college program to the appropriate curriculum of study at SPCS, with maximum transferability of college credits.

The full text of this agreement may be viewed in PDF format.

RCC Associate Degree Graduates

SPCS guarantees acceptance of any student from RCC who has completed an Associate of Applied Arts, Associate of Arts and Sciences, or Associate of Applied Sciences degree, and who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 out of a possible 4.0 GPA from all college work attempted.

SPCS offers year-round rolling admissions; however, there are certain deadlines to meet for students applying for financial aid. This guarantee assumes that there are no other factors in a student’s academic or personal record that might prevent acceptance to programs in SPCS. Transfer students from RCC will be required to complete any unfilled SPCS general education requirements. (Note: The GPA earned at RCC does not transfer, only the academic credits. When calculating eligibility for General Honors at graduation, only academic grades earned in the SPCS program will be considered, in accordance with University policy.)

Transfer Courses from Other Institutions

Courses offered in transfer from other institutions will be evaluated for acceptance provided the work was taken at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a recognized regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the course work is completed. A grade or equivalent of C (2.0) or better must have been earned in each course accepted for transfer. Course work accepted in transfer from RCC and other institutions shall be applied to specific degree requirements subject to the discretion of SPCS. Additionally, students with credits, in which a grade of C or higher is obtained, from non-traditional educational institutions and curricula such as military experience, police and fire academies, will receive consideration for credit in courses that correspond to requirements of degree programs offered by SPCS, as applicable. Guidelines of the American Council on Education (ACE) will be followed in evaluating these courses.

Once admitted to a program, transfer work will be accepted only with prior approval. No transfer work will be accepted during the final semester before graduation. CLEP exams are considered transfer credits.

Up to 60 credits can be transferred into the bachelor’s degree.

  • Pass/Fail Designation—SPCS generally does not accept credits earned with a Pass/No Pass designation.
  • Official Transcripts Required—No transfer credit shall be formally accepted or recorded until the University has received an official transcript directly from the records office of each institution that offered the course work. If course work is being transferred from more than one institution, a transcript must be received from each institution.
Non-Native English Speakers and Experiences

Students whose native language is not English, or whose collegiate level or secondary level instruction was not English, must also earn a score of at least 500 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before admission to or enrollment in SPCS. The University may require an additional evaluation for language proficiency through testing or individual interviews for students with TOEFL scores near the minimum score. Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 or www.toefl.org.

Eligible Transfer Programs

Programs at the University of Richmond that are covered by this agreement include:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Note: The Weekend College program has core course-specific requirements for program completion. Students entering the program must have earned a minimum of 45-60 transferable semester hours of undergraduate general education courses. Counseling from the SPCS is strongly advised early in the RCC transfer program.

Articulation Agreement with Richard Bland College

This articulation agreement is designed to ensure that students who have matriculated at Richard Bland College (RBC) can easily transition into a bachelor’s degree completion program at the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS). It is the intent of this agreement to ensure continuity from the community college program to the appropriate curriculum of study at SPCS, with maximum transferability of college credits.

The full text of this agreement may be viewed in PDF format.

RBC Associate Degree Graduates

SPCS agrees to accept any qualified candidate from RBC who has earned an associate’s degree and meets the admissions standards of the desired program of study at the time of admission to SPCS. Admission to the program is contingent upon either full or part-time study at SPCS and a continued record of good citizenship and character.

SPCS offers year-round rolling admissions; however, there are certain deadlines to meet for students applying for financial aid. This agreement assumes that there are no other factors in a student’s academic or personal record that might prevent acceptance to programs in SPCS. Transfer students from RBC will be required to complete any unfilled SPCS general education requirements. (Note: The GPA earned at RBC does not transfer, only the academic credits. When calculating eligibility for General Honors at graduation, only academic grades earned in the SPCS program will be considered, in accordance with University policy.)

Transfer Courses from Other Institutions

Courses offered in transfer from other institutions will be evaluated for acceptance provided the work was taken at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a recognized regional accrediting body for higher education at the time the course work is completed. A grade or equivalent of C (2.0) or better must have been earned in each course accepted for transfer. Course work accepted in transfer from RBC and other institutions shall be applied to specific degree requirements subject to the discretion of SPCS. Additionally, students with credits, in which a grade of C or higher is obtained, from non-traditional educational institutions and curricula such as military experience, police and fire academies, will receive consideration for credit in courses that correspond to requirements of degree programs offered by SPCS, as applicable. Guidelines of the American Council on Education (ACE) will be followed in evaluating these courses.

Once admitted to a program, transfer work will be accepted only with prior approval. No transfer work will be accepted during the final semester before graduation. CLEP exams are considered transfer credits.

Up to 60 credits can be transferred into the bachelor’s degree.

  • Pass/Fail Designation—SPCS generally does not accept credits earned with a Pass/No Pass designation.
  • Official Transcripts Required—No transfer credit shall be formally accepted or recorded until the University has received an official transcript directly from the records office of each institution that offered the course work. If course work is being transferred from more than one institution, a transcript must be received from each institution.
Non-Native English Speakers and Experiences

Students whose native language is not English, or whose collegiate level or secondary level instruction was not English, must also earn a score of at least 500 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before admission to or enrollment in SPCS. The University may require an additional evaluation for language proficiency through testing or individual interviews for students with TOEFL scores near the minimum score. Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 or www.toefl.org.

Eligible Transfer Programs

Programs at the University of Richmond that are covered by this agreement include:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

Note: The Weekend College program has core course-specific requirements for program completion. Students entering the program must have earned a minimum of 45-60 transferable semester hours of undergraduate general education courses. Counseling from the SPCS is strongly advised early in the RBC transfer program.

Questions?

Kelli Bradford
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (804) 287-6572
kbradfor@richmond.edu 

Professional & Continuing Studies
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Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173